Timing is everything

Professor Joël Ouaknine, University of Oxford Abstract: Our society is becoming increasingly reliant on computer systems; think of mobile phones, SatNav, the Internet, and so on. A modern car typically harbours tens to hundreds of microprocessors, themselves running several tens of million lines of code, controlling such critical components as fuel injection, airbags, and anti-lock… Read more »

Connecting a Smarter Planet

Andy Piper, IBM Hursley Lab Thursday 16th February 2012 – 7:30pm Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG Interconnectivity is one of the key aspects to enabling smarter working and a Smarter Planet. IBM’s Hursley Lab in the UK has been at the heart of inter-application and inter-device messaging for many years, and… Read more »

Cloud computing: a debate

Cloud Computing Debate – Thursday, 8th March at 7 for 7.30pm John Easton, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Systems and Technology Group Dr Sam De Silva, Partner, Manches LLP Tariq Razzaq, Technical Architect, RM Education Chaired by Tim Lambertstock, BCS Oxfordshire Branch   Cloud computing is a hot topic and here we will draw together the… Read more »

Alan Turing: the One who became a Zero

Alan Turing: the One who became a Zero – a lecture by Dr Andrew Hodges – 3rd Annual Oxford University LGBT Lecture. 5:30pm, Tues 7 Feb 2012, University Museum of Natural History The lecture will be introduced by the Vice-Chancellor. The Equality and Diversity Unit and the LGBT Staff Steering Group present the third annual… Read more »